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Definition of "eaves" []

  • The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eaves" in a sentence
  • "The swallow builds about the roofs of houses, under what we call the eaves, and sometimes in the corners of windows."
  • "I think the reason for the lack of a normal roof with overhanging eaves is because it’s a modular prefab house."
  • "The shot they keep repeating of the rescue worker hacking into a roof with water up to the eaves was a Metairie home."